Jets and Magnetic Fields

  • R. N. Henriksen
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 156)


In this paper we examine some key results to date on the properties of jets from relativistically compact objects. The approach is historical because in a confused theoretical situation it is useful to evaluate results on the basis of their frequency of recurrence. Some important results are isolated but a comprehensive review is not attempted. The various categories of theory associated with jets from non-relativistically compact objects are surveyed in the same way. It is claimed that one simple set of (nearly) dimensional relations goes a long way! There is much repetition in this area. Finally some new work on the magnetic two-point correlation functions is briefly reported. We believe that such a stochastic approach is preferable to the usual semi-deterministic dynamo theory.


Accretion Disc Accretion Rate Active Galactic Nucleus Stellar Wind Compact Object 
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  • R. N. Henriksen
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  1. 1.C.E. Saclay DPhg/SApGif sur Yvette cedexFrance

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